More Trains—Counting the Trains

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Trains, trains, and more trains! Building on the first lesson of the series, learners build trains to create a pattern using Cuisenaire Rods. They describe model the pattern with a recursive formula and use technology to calculate an explicit exponential formula.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have the extension activity ready for early finishers
  • Incorporate during a unit on exponential functions
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects a basic understanding of writing recursive rules
Pros

  • Includes additional resources on the same topic
  • Provides answer keys for each part of the lesson
Cons

  • None
Common Core

MP8